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    Survivor guide: Band record signing event

    Record signing events are special occasions that often mark a major step on a band’s journey to success. Naturally, this usually gives rise to celebration. Care is, however, recommended.

    The record deal and record signing

    Naturally, it is important to make sure the band gets the best deal possible. This means carefully reading every bit of fine print and questioning anything that seems odd or downright wrong before signing. History is packed with examples of bands forgetting to read the fine print and ending up with little to nothing, while their record companies made millions. There are, however, other dangers.

    Road traffic accidents

    Often celebrating their breakthrough before, during, and after record signing events, bands and band members do have to get safely to and from the locations at which these events take place. It is important to ensure that, unless a chauffeur is available, at least one of the band members is fit to drive safely and prevent injuries by vehicle accident.

    Slips, trips and falls

    In a similar fashion, it is necessary to walk carefully (and steadily) when entering the premises to prevent slipping or tripping injuries. Wet flooring, trip hazards, and obstacles, on potentially poorly lit stairs, are all personal injuries waiting to happen.

    Injury by faulty equipment

    If the signing event is likely to be accompanied or followed by a stage performance, or first studio recording under the new label, it is vital to ensure all equipment is in good working order to prevent electrocution and other injuries by defective equipment.

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    Personal injury compensation

    Claiming for injury compensation is made a lot easier than getting out of bad record deals by law firms like Accident Advice Helpline; a firm specialising in, and providing, legal assistance for injury compensation claims under conditional fee agreements for 14 years now.

    Making a claim for compensation

    If you were accidentally injured in an incident that was not your fault within the last 36 months, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the Freephone number of Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500  and discuss your situation with a friendly adviser. Calls are invariably kept confidential and place callers under no obligation to pursue claims. Alternatively, you can visit their website and complete the 30-second test. This easy to fill in form is often also referred to as the compensation calculator, and will help to quickly determine whether a claim on your behalf is likely to succeed.

    Date Published: January 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Event claims

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